Nintendo’s decision to downsize

One of the most shocking stories of the week as relates to gaming involves Nintendo as it relates to its business operations. Its has been recently revealed on various gaming websites that Nintendo Of America will be closing their offices in both California and Toronto. The reason why the closure Nintendo offices in California and Canada comes as a surprise to do many people is because it was very unexpected by most people. In fact, the employees who work for Nintendo Of America probably did not expect this to happen and are very upset by these changes. In fact, it has been reported that at least 100 employees within the Redwood City, California and Ontario, Toronto offices have been affected and will leave them unemployed in the near future. As it relates to mass layoffs for Nintendo Of America the company had released the following statement:

Nintendo of America headquarters are in Redmond, WA, and Vancouver, BC. We are moving more of our employees and operations into those headquarters and will be closing small satellite offices in Toronto, ON, and Redwood City, CA, over time.

Devon Pritchard, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and Publisher Relations for Nintendo of America (NOA), will assume interim leadership of Sales, Marketing and Communications following the departure of Nick Chavez. Ms. Pritchard will oversee strategy and execution of sales, marketing and communications across the U.S. and Canada.

As it currently stands there is no details as to why Nintendo Of America had decided to shut down its offices in California and Toronto. Its also strange because this announcement comes over a week after it was publicly announced that Nintendo Of America were providing internship opportunities in 2022. As far as business operations are concerned the recent mass layoffs is one of the biggest changes we have seen within Nintendo since the departure of Reggie Fils-Amie in 2019. Hopefully, we will receive more information about Nintendo Of America’s plans for the future as it relates to 2022-2023.

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